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Preparatory study for the design of a desktop videoconferencing platform for synchronous language tutoring
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, Lyon 2 University, France

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-76-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

This study paves the way for a research and development project aiming to design a desktop videoconferencing platform specifically dedicated to synchronous language tutoring. It starts by defining a model of language pedagogy adapted to distance and taking into account the affordances of videoconferencing for language teaching. It then proceeds to analyse the activity of novice tutors (N=10) confronted with the management of synchronous online tutoring. To model their pedagogical and communicational activity, two tutorials were captured and analysed with a special focus on the difficulties met by the participants in situation and the strategies they deployed. The participants' comments were also elicited thanks to a focus group session. This study results in the presentation of three functionalities designed to assist tutors to plan the tutorial, to communicate more effectively and to keep track of some of their learners' production for ulterior feedback.

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Guichon, N. (2009). Preparatory study for the design of a desktop videoconferencing platform for synchronous language tutoring. In T. Bastiaens, J. Dron & C. Xin (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2009--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1635-1642). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 20, 2019 from .

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